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PM Modi launches ‘Kisan Drone Yatra’, assures full govt support to startups

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday flagged off 100 Kisan drones in different parts of the country, as he assured full government support to the drone technology startups and said India will soon emerge as a global leader in the sector.

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“A brand new ecosystem of the drone market is growing in India. Greater than 100 drone start-ups are at the moment working within the nation and shortly their numbers will enhance to 1000’s, creating big job alternatives. India is poised to witness the emergence of recent management within the drone sector and I guarantee you that the federal government will draft insurance policies to make sure no bottlenecks for the entrepreneurs,” said the PM, in his digital deal to farmers gathered at Manesar from where the drones were flagged.

It was a particular drive geared toward serving farmers in numerous cities across the nation to spray pesticides and different stuff at farms. The marketing campaign was launched for a number of states together with the poll-bound ones like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa.

“The event is the perfect instance of how far the nation can fly if insurance policies are drafted with the precise spirit,” the prime minister stated and added, “Until lately, there was a conception that drones have been meant for armed forces and preventing enemies. Nevertheless, the Kisan Drone Suvidha has added a brand new chapter within the farming sector and it’ll show to be a milestone for drone expertise.”

The PM also stated that Garud aerospace has set a purpose of growing one lakh drones, that are getting used for numerous functions. “Just lately, 100 drones have been at show through the beating retreat ceremony. Below “swamitva scheme”, land data are being documented by way of drone expertise, medics, vaccines are being provided to varied elements of the nation and additionally it is getting used for sprinkling pesticides and many others on crops”.

Furthermore, the Kisan Drone will usher in a brand new edge revolution as excessive capability drones might be used to hold greens, fruits, fishes to the market straight from the farms. “These things might be provided on to the market with minimal harm, consuming lesser time, leading to extra income to farmers and fishermen,” the prime minister stated.

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